A Driving Attraction

If you truly love cars, then these are the events you don't want to miss

At the start of the new year, upward of 32 auto shows will be…

By Sean Drakes


Saving For A Brighter Day

With less discretionary income, many Americans are wondering how to set aside cash for emergencies. Here are a few tips on how to squeeze the most value out of the money you make.

A lot of money passes through your hands each month. If you earn and…

By Candace Bahr


A Cure For Health Concerns Insurance

Long-term care insurance provides valuable protection for your family's wealth

They’re not like many thirty-somethings, but Vickie Seabon-Moore and her husband, Kenneth, saw the…

By James A. Anderson


Perfect Score

Taking The Mystery Out Of Building A-1 Credit

Like many, Lisa Ndiaye filled out an application for her first Visa credit card in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Inn Vogue

Running a bed & breakfast is a tough business, but one that can succeed with the right plan

It’s only dawn, but Monique Greenwood and her husband, Glenn Pogue, are already up…

By James A. Anderson


Anatomy Of A Startup

How top technology exec ken coleman developed a novel software product and used his business network to launch a revolutionary enterprise in silicon valley

Ken Coleman is a man with nothing to prove. The former executive vice president…

By Dale Coachman


Network Marketing Or Pyramid Scheme?

Often considered a road to riches, direct selling can lead to financial disaster without the proper research. Consider these tips before you sign up.

Whether it’s lack of sales experience or bad luck, many people fail at network marketing,…

By Wendy Harris

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The Black Vote

Where Should It Go?

When African American voters—and the rest of the electorate—go to the polls on Nov.…

By David C. Ruffin


Reassessing Risk

Virna Dolmo is learning to invest more aggressively to reach her financial goals

Virna Dolmo can recall attending New York’s Lehman College in the mid-1990s and being…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Connections For Business

Through his professional network, hamet watt strengthens his business and helps others along the way

Hamet Watt has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. He has held down a…

By Matthew S. Scott


Books to Treasure

Kerrie Cotton Williams celebrates a literary history

What inspired African American authors to write in the 20th century is the…

By Sean Drakes


For the Shirt Savvy

Angie Ridgeway demonstrates a perfect fit

The dress shirt is the staple of every man’s wardrobe. It’s the foundation…

By Sonia Alleyne


Make it Milwaukee

Mark Thomas offers more than a good brew

Mention the city of Milwaukee and thoughts often turn to beer. But there’s more…

By Maureen Jenkins


Southern State of Mind

Georgia offers a warm greeting and cultural treasures

When discovering why Georgia is so hard to shake from the mind, it’s best…

By Patricia Jacobs


Ride Out

Derek Reed pushes the limits on a Harley

Derek Reed maintains a four-point blueprint for a successful business: make a plan,…

By Jermine Benton


Bad Car Deal

Q: I recently purchased a new 2004 Nissan Xterra. I put $400 down,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


On The Defense

Driving classes could lower your insurance rates

It’s Friday afternoon. You have the whole weekend ahead of you, so you’re…

By Stephanie Young


The Business Traveler

Taking advantage of bargains on the road

Many professionals who routinely travel for their jobs (five or more times a year)…

By Lee Anna Jackson


New Me

Q: I was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 16 years and…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Knocked Down By Life?

It's time to get up again

It’s true that when life knocks you down, you’ve got to get back up,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes